Topic: Fishing and Boating

Tender Awarded To Begin Hastings Boat Ramp Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to upgrade six priority boat ramps across the state with a contract awarded for major works on the Hastings boat ramp. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne today announced Simpson Construction has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Hastings boat ramp. The $1.6m project […]

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Catching Rainbow Trout These School Holidays

Youngsters can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 35,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 lakes across Victoria thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said Ouyen Lake will be stocked with 500 rainbow trout for the first time to provide […]

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Designs Released For New Queenscliff Boat Ramp

The Andrews Labor Government has released the final concept design for the Queenscliff boat ramp upgrade which will make it easier for boaters to get out on the water than ever before. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today revealed the design that includes more boat ramp lanes, new pontoons and separate kayak access, […]

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Port Phillip Partnership To Double Shellfish Reefs

The Andrews Labor Government and The Nature Conservancy will continue their partnership approach to revitalising shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay by investing $1.1 million to build three hectares of new native oyster reef. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said the Labor Government’s $500,000 contribution to further restore lost shellfish reefs in the […]

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Major Upgrade Of Rye Pier Complete

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a significant upgrade at Rye Pier to provide better and safer access for all boaters, anglers and divers. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced in Parliament today that the $500,000 upgrade, which includes an all abilities access ramp to allow everyone to enjoy the water, has now […]

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King Prawns Stocked Into Lake Tyers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving recreational fishers a chance to catch large, ready-to-eat Eastern King prawns at Lake Tyers in East Gippsland, just in time for the long weekend holiday. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said 15,000 wild-caught prawns have been harvested off Lakes Entrance and released directly into the lake over […]

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Golden Tag Casts Off To Reel In Tourism

Fishers from across Victoria will have the chance to reel in a golden fish from this weekend, as the Andrews Labor Government casts off the Golden Tag fishing competition to lure tourists back to bushfire affected areas. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced that from Sunday 1 March, fishers from across Victoria can […]

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Final Plans For Rhyll Boat Ramp Upgrade Released

The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept for the Rhyll boat ramp upgrade which will improve access for boaters and encourage more people to get out on the water. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today unveiled the design that will include a new three lane, all-tide access boat ramp. Better […]

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Golden Tags To Lure Fishers Back To Fire Affected Areas

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging recreational fishers back to bushfire-affected areas by giving them the chance at landing a tagged fish worth up to $10,000. Recreational fishing in Gippsland and the north east is worth more than $600 million annually, supports over 3,800 jobs and is a major contributor to regional communities that depend […]

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Bill Passed For Gippsland Lakes Netting Closure

Commercial netting in Gippsland Lakes is set to end, with the Andrews Labor Government passing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will phase out the 10 remaining Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access Licences over two years. The first opportunity for industry to […]

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